The grey hairs I have developed at my temples over the last year or so have begun to really annoy me, and I decided to do something about it myself. I didn't want to change the colour of my hair, I just wanted to blend in the grey a bit. I decided to go for Naturtint permanent hair dye, and chose shade 6N Dark Blonde, as I have read that hair dyes can tend to turn hair darker than you'd expect. As this is an ammonia-free formula, I didn't particularly worry about it lifting my hair much. Big mistake.
In more subdued lighting it doesn't look as bad, but it's still brassier than I like it.
Close up of the root area, where the orange-ness is most apparent. Really not loving this colour.
So, the moral of this story is I'm not to be trusted with permanent hair dye, ever. Also, Naturtint does not pull dark, and 6N Dark Blonde is too light to match my natural colour.
I'm going back to my hairdresser on Thursday to apologise for a) being an idiot and b) not having had my hair cut in a year. I'm hoping he can fix it! Last time I went and got it done properly he gave me a lovely chocolate/chestnut shade, so I'm hoping for something similar.
If you have any hair colouring disaster stories to share in the comments, please do feel free to make me feel a bit better about my own ineptitude.